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    March 12, 2011
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>> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. rescue workers in japan facing continuous aftershocks and latest on the search for survivors. >> gregg: total door entangling, the death toll rising in the new york bus crash. the search for the person that
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may be responsible. >> heather: and rebels in libya losing ground because muammar khadafy's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo?
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>> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where the tsunami came through here. pictures waf been seen the last few days, you can see some of the destruction. car next to me was carried down the street. there is a car over on the distance that was up on the top of fence. in this was a power structure and some sort of a banner that was hanging across the intersection. in the distance there is a small building of some sorts that has been carried down the streets that sits in the middle of the intersection. this is the kind of destruction we're seeing on the second day in japan. we also know this type of destruction on the southern end pales in comparison what is further to the north, closer to the reactors in and area that the evacuations are in order there is a lot of search and rescue that can't take place. that makes it difficult for
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people trying to do the search and rescue efforts when you can't get there. the roadway that goes into sendai where those dramatic pictures have come out overnight that roadway is shut down because the react eggs are right next to it. about 20 miles to the south of the major city. that is where the issue is taking place. meantime, the destruction in sendai itself, you can see what the earthquake did. while tokyo escaped any major damage due to the earthquake, sendai got hammered by it. and tsunami made it worse along the coastal areas. this is where the destruction begin with the tsunami the a is you head north you can see the destruction get worse and worse along the roadways. we haven't gotten to the point where they won't allow you to go further. that is about 70 miles from where the reactors are located. we're going to stay far enough back so we won't get involved in a nuclear situation but we can get the information to you from here. people are concerned about the
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possibility of any kind of situation that would be worse than what we've already heard, the fact that you are evacuating that massive amount of people over a hundred thousand being told to leave the area. that is big deal when you are talking about the infrastructure that either has been destroyed or heavily damaged either to the tsunami or the 8.9 earthquake. >> gregg: stay safe. adam, thanks. >> heather: the u.s. moving to help japan. specifically requesting the assistance of american urban search and rescue teams. plenty of humanitarian and medical aid is pouring in, as well. molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, tell us about the u.s. military's response. >> molly: both robert gates and ambassador to japan says they are making lots of assets available following the lead of the japanese government in how to deploy them. white house has posted this picture of president obama
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getting a briefing on the situation in japan. homeland security advisor in john brennan. the u.s.s. ronald reagan is en route to japan today. six other ships are being sent to the region. it has air lift capabilities which japanese said they need so helicopters can ferry supplies and people back and forth. the u.s. has 38,000 troops already stationed in japan and after the earthquake hit some commercial airplanes flying into the country could not land in tokyo airport. the defense department says 11 flights were diverted to an air base where they provided meals and water and cots for 500 passengers. marines stationed on okinawa assigned assets to mainland japan. >> heather: molly, they are requesting help for search and rescue missions. where do we stand on that?
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>> molly: one team from california and japan as we speak. 150 people and 12 trained dogs will help search for people. a spokesman says the water is going to be the biggest challenge. >> something the team has done for at first and that is to reconfigure and we're bringing four inflatable boats so we can get to areas where it's inaccessible and save lives. >> molly: the teams are bringing listening devices and jackhammers to cut through concrete to try to get to anyone that may be alive. >> heather: thank you very much. >> gregg: we are now learning new details about the quake off the coast of japan, most powerful to strike the region in more than a thousand years. the energy released rupturing the sea floor creating a gash 160 miles long and 93 miles
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wide. so what causes sum unimaginable power? david rusk is a regional executive for the u.s. geological survey. thanks very much. as i understand it japan sits atop four tech tonic plates. what causes the shift? >> the earth's interior is hot. a lot of plastic and core is molten, there is a constant series of movement what we call the tettonic plates. in the case of japan, these forces are causing one of the plates to dive beneath the other. pacific incarcerate is moving underneath the other. they don't slip on a constant rate. they will build up strained energy and then suddenly slip in
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a dramatic fashion. perhaps as much as 15 to 20 meters and that causes the severe damage. >> gregg: there have been a great many aftershocks. could there be another earthquake the magnitude of the equivalent of what we saw yesterday? >> not the equivalent but it's not unusual to expect that you would have an aftershock perhaps one level, one magnitude below the main shock. we would definitely expect to get additional aftershocks in the area, high 70s. so those would be significantly damaging in all likelihood. >> gregg: if they are shallow enough could they create another tsunami? >> if they were to lift the sea floor, and most of the time of the fall would be key. if they lifted the sea floor sufficiently to displace water and particularly locally around japan they could. one of our concerns is we're seeing aftershocks not just occurring offshore but
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increasingly onshore on the land itself. that could mean damage from shaking on the land by the aftershocks in the future. >> gregg: were there four shocks that were felt on 9th of march, why wasn't that sufficient warning. >> there were four shocks. magnitude 7.2 on march 9. there were approximately three magnitude 6. it's hard to see these in realtime if it's a larger yet to come. our science isn't exact at this point in time to make that determination. it gives you heightened caution to be on the alert for a possible larger earthquake. >> gregg: i want to talk about the united states. we also have tech tonic plates. we have areas of great concern, what is the likelihood of it happening here?
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>> there is likelihood of a damaging earthquake at some point. we have sub deduction zones in the pacific northwest we have major zone off the hawaii islands where the great alaskan earthquake, second largest earthquake ever recorded in its own right. we are concerned that we could have major damage. >> could it be 8.9 or 9.0 here? >> it could be that large but it's hard to say. in the year 1700 there was a major event that occurred off the west coast. that is a long time ago but we reconstructed it and it was magnitude 9. >> gregg: david rusk. thanks very much. thank you very much. my pleasure.
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>> heather: we have brand-new video showing american soldiers reacting to the earthquake. take a look at these. it shows u.s. military personnel diving for cover. you can see diving under the desks when the quake struck. the lights in the room flickering on and off. and room just shook and rattled. the building holds the readiness squad. death toll rising in a horrific morning bus crash north of new york city. new york police say a 14th person has died after a tour bus returning from a casino overturned on a highway. the bus flipping on its side and skidding into a support pole. that impact slicing the bus in half. the driver survived but lost contract trying to avoid a tractor-trailer. they are still searching for the truck that did not stop after the crashing. it's not clear whether the two vehicles hit each other.
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>> gregg: turning to extreme weather. emergency officials from maryland to maine closely watching the swollen rivers and the worst may be yet to come for many hard hit areas. in northern new jersey, hundreds evacuated residents cannot return to their homes. julie banderas is live in little falls new jersey. hi, julie. >> julie: this looks like a scene but the river is flowing down the street in little falls new jersey. this is one of the areas hardest hitby the rivers essentially over capacity in the river basin that is right turn result is. it basically flows up the street and it's supposed to crest around 7:00 this evening. people are looking forward to it happening so the waters will recede and people can get the sump pumps back on to get water out of their basements.
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we spoke with residents to decide to stick it out and not to evacuate as the warnings were made mandatory yesterday. here is a couple residents, take a listen. >> would you want to sell? >> absolutely not. i love the neighborhood. great neighbors, i wouldn't go anywhere. >> you watch things explode down the street? >> there are just gone. there is nothing you can do. >> julie: so as you heard, people are sticking here. they have experienced this every single year. a lot of people i've been speaking to are sitting in their homes looking out the windows and watching us refusing to leave their homes. the one positive thing in all of this, one of the residents said they had the time to prepare and get all the stuff out of the basement. and even flood insurance doesn't cover it so a lot of personal loss as these rivers throughout jersey, we're talking about rivers in connecticut and
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upstate new york and throughout the tri-state area and it's not over yet. the river is expected to crest in about three hours, we're expecting six to eight inches before the water recedes. >> gregg: what a scene. live in new jersey, julie, thanks. >> people in new jersey not the only ones dealing with serious flooding. in ohio, floods turned deadly. swollen rivers being blamed for the death of a river that crashed into a ditch. more rain may be on the way. maria molina is live in the fox extreme weather center. out in new jersey and all that rain for the past two days, extreme to say the least. we feel so sorry for all those folks. there may be more on the way? >> i hate to say it we are watching another storm system as we head into next week that will organize itself, first across the southeast and move into the northeast. first we want to pointed out we mentioned the northeast not the
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only area from this flooding. the ohio river, this is one of our rivers that shows the water levels we do expect at this point which is between the state of ohio and also between west virginia. this river will be slowly recede here. like we said there is another storm system that is beginning develop across the southeast as we head to start of the workweek. here is the flood advisories across parts of northeast and down to the southeast. we're watching out for flooding as far as south as parts of the mississippi river out there. this is cioj to be a big problem. that storm will organize at the beginning of the workweek bringing more rain to these areas around the southeast before moving northward. ohio looks like it will be spared, just a couple of showers but several inches could fall across the northeast. >> heather: thank you very much,
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maria. appreciate it. >> gregg: the tsunamis also making an impact thousands of miles away. officials in hawaii reporting waves up to seven feet in some areas. the high water flooding the streets and coastal city of kona potentially causing millions of dollars in damage. fortunately no injuries there. most of the beaches and were empty that had hours to prepare. flooding restaurant, breaking free from the dock and drifting down the ohio river. the waterfront restaurant coming to a rest soon after near a bridge in covington, kentucky. rescue crews attaching a cable to a special ramp to unload the trapped patrons. 150 people were inside the business at the time of the incident and includes football analyst chris collingsworth. >> gregg: firefighters taking on
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a fire in pennsylvania, they used their hoses to drain the flooded water from the streets. it took firefighters in a 12-hour shift. they had so much problems with flooding. >> scott walker may have passed his legislation cracking down on public unions a live look at the capitol building in massachusetts son and it could carry over to the voting booth in 2012, or could it? who stands to benefit most. we'll talk about it straight ahead. with plain white rice? when you pour chunky sirloin burger soup over it, you can do dinner. 4 minutes, around 4 bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do.™
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>> gregg: welcome back. a stronger reading for the aftershock near the japanese nuclear power plant that was rocked by the explosion. u.s. geological survey upgrading to it 6.4 magnitude. >> israeli troops launching a manhunt in the suspects of a murder of a family of five. killing happening in a west bank settlement. two parents and three children were stabbed to death as they slept. >> white house calling the 15-year prison sentence of an american aid worker in cuba another injustice.
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they accuse alan gross of trying to overthrow the cuban government. u.s. is calling for his immediate release. >> heather: in wisconsin, legislative standoff as union rights ended with a stroke of a pen. governor scott walker signed a bill stripping most of the public workers of all their collective bargaining rights. and does all the passing away with the issue or will it rear its head in national politics? thanks for joining us. so has scott walker, the republican governor done president obama and democratic party an unintended favor to curtail collective bargaining? >> we'll have to see. when governor scott walker signed the bill into law, he instantly became a hero to the republican party of bucking the
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unions. however, unions and middle-class voters look at this and saw it as a fly by night move. there was no democratic stated senators when the vote occurred. they shifted the bill taking all fiscal matters out of it and voted without a quorum. so scott walker's poll numbers are down and clearly he is focus on the democratic party. >> heather: do you think it will affect other states. let's take a look at the numbers. at least hundred thousand people estimated to be there converging on the capitol am these numbers in last year's congressional license, the largest public employee union gave over $87 million to democrats. this is according to the "wall street journal". in 2008, afscme and they gave
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money to mccain's opponent. how do you see that shaping up for democrats and republicans across the field? >> you saw last month when the issue first bubbled up in madison, president obama, his campaign arm organizing for american got involved after the story started to develop. they came out in madison, there were rumblings of similar things happening in indiana and ohio where legislation was being considered under republican governors. clearly you are seeing that. middle-class voters have been sort of fired up by this issue. what better way for democratic voters to move into campaign cycle which is definitely starting to get underway in these very important states then to have a union fight in a swing state. >> heather: it is definitely getting underway.
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thousands of thousands of people hundred thousand estimated to be there in the capitol of madison. you would want know it by taking a look at these pictures but according to the labor department, 11.9% of u.s. workers were represented by unions. that is down from 20% in 1983. so the question would be, since union mechanics are dropping, do you think the result of wisconsin, maybe the opposite could happen. more people will come out against unions and support will grow for candidates with policies similar to governor walker? >> that is an excellent question. you did see president obama in his press conference, that under the most recent report, it was down and private sector numbers were up. we see a new kind of growth. however, again, middle-class voters, swing voters, people in very important states that can come out, get the vote out to
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the president and he is going to do everything he can. especially his campaign arm what they will do try to galvanize these folks and make the issue passion translate along the campaign trail. >> heather: thank you jennifer brady for joining us. >> gregg: the rebels in libya are fighting very hard and also losing ground. retreat inning the phase of withering firepower. but a different development. a live report from the war zone in just minutes.
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disastrous tidal surges. >> and folks are dealing with severe flooding. in ohio, it's being blamed for one death. >> heather: and the search for thousands of people missing after that massive earthquake and devastating tsunami in japan. the death toll is in the hundreds and expected to rise. >> heather: forces loyal to muammar khadafy gaining military momentum, launch attacking with helicopters and gunships on rebel positions. a massive column of smoke from a burning oil refinery from a town that was once under rebel control. arab league is asking for a no-fly zone over libya that might help the rebels hold their ground. leland vitter is streaming live. >> reporter: the rebels to give up mile after mile of ground. khadafy's forces are pounding them not only with heavy artillery but with tanks but
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also from the air. for these rebels it's a real psychological problem. i can tell you having been there when a couple bombs dropped, it certainly does not make you want to stick around very long. >> just went off right next to the checkpoint. we don't know if anybody was injured. unbelievable. this is the second day in the row they have hit the checkpoint. you can see the smoke coming across. everybody is running for cover. it was five minutes ago we were down at the check points and moved back here for safety. we got another air attack. earlier he bombed this town. you can see where the bomb just got dropped. commanding aircraft fire going up. the plane is gone. you can see where it ended up, the bomb right out there. looks like it missed this time. >> as they continue to retreat. there is a real change in motivation and also sort in the general feeling in this part of the country. when we got here two weeks ago
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it seemed as though the rebels were drunk on bravado and they are running past our positions under fire, where is obama and where is america and the international community. remember, a couple weeks ago they were going to do it on their own. heather, it seems like right now necessity way underestimated to kick out a strong man dictator that had been in power for nearly 41 years. >> gregg: as leland was pointing out. rebel leaders are pleading for a no-fly zone over the country as forces loyal to khadafy score victory after victory. the united states is moving warships closer to libya but it is old holding back on military action even as it vows to keep up the pressure on khadafy. however should the u.s. go to help the rebels. joining us live, steve yates and
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president of d.c. international advisory. mr. yates, good to see you. critics of the president seem to be saying three things hearing was slow to declare that khadafy should go. he has vacillated over a no-fly zone and third he has pursued time-consuming diplomatic actions when it appears that khadafy could care less about that. in your judgment has the administration been indecisive or reticent to act? >> they seem like a deer in the headlights. it's what their assessment of what the invasion of iraq was, they fail to see the big gap between the extremes of an iraq invasion and keeping your hands off and offering multithings on khadafy. it's been also a month since it started breaking out in libya.
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with great sadness you hear reports from the front lines of the rebels, where are we. there is a lot we should be doing. helping them communicate, helping them finance with what they are doing. i don't agree with the interpretation we can't provide assistance to them because it would be like sending to a post office box in eastern libya. we should know this opposition before we get to military options but we're very late now. >> gregg: i believe you noelle yont cohn. he had an op-ed in the "wall street journal" calling it a calamity. it may deflect the arab awakening in a direction that will horrify us and dangerous thing for american foreign policy. unless it's reversed the u.s. libya policy will convince the world that the u.s. is a feeble friend paralyzed by its own ambivalence.
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i take it from your remarks you agree. what lessons do dictators and tyrants take away from this? >> i agree very much with what the professor is saying. i am afraid what they will see, when united states declare being unacceptable, being nuclear developments or slaughtering people on television, the u.s. doesn't do anything to back it up. economically and changing of the ground rules for the dictators and even harsher measures if military measures need to be contemplated, there are consequences to this weakness and standoffish approach of the administration. they seem to think there is only consequences to rushing in with a iraq style invasion. that has been debated. that is history. i am afraid there is bigger consequences to this weakness. islamists stand by these people if they are only going to be left of their own devices.
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>> gregg: the rebels are pleading for international help. where is obama, where is america? then the arab league, 22 nations asking for a no-fly zone. my goodness, these are the leaders in that region. shouldn't that amplify the pressure to act. by the way, shouldn't they also act? >> yes. i think that absolutely should be the case. it's all well and good for allies and people to sit around bureaucratic table and wave their words in the air, but take real action side by side with people seeking freedom is a step most countries are not willing to take. this is day when we have american military to help people in response to tsunami and stand side by side with people to protect their freedom. there is no nation on earth like that. that is why they call upon us. they should step in. i don't think the no-fly zone is
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the only and best next step. there are other innings that should be done in advance but certainly is legitimately in the mix of things to do in the future. >> gregg: steven yates, thanks for being with us today. >> heather: that potential nuclear nightmare, really what it is unfolding in japan. radiation leaking from a damaged reactor while they are scrambling to help those living nearby. we discuss the dangers in just a few minutes. >> gregg: crazy train that keeps chugging down the tracks. >> i mean, what is not to love. it's my life. >> warning -- oh, my god. charlie sheen, $100 million lawsuit. can he win in court. winning! jpmorgan chase set up new offices to work one-on-one with homeowners. since 2009, we've helped over 250,000 americans
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those area with little forewarning. just how fast can they move? the destructive ways can reach up to 500 miles an hour. so by way of comparison, that is close to the cruising speed of a boeing 747. >> heather: we are learning of mass evacuations of people living near two crippled power plants in japan. more than 140,000 people being moved after a containment dome blew it's top released radiation. jim walsh is international security expert and joins to us talk more about this. thanks for joining us. earlier we said was a nuclear nightmare, it's scary stuff.
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the latest. a red alert with reports of another reactor possibly having an issue. japan the third largest producer of nuclear power. how many reactors are being talking about and how significant is right turn alert? >> there is seert of alerts. first alert came when they evacuated people out about two or three kilometers. that is when the cooling system shut down of the first reactor the one that is having the most problems. then today unfortunately the cooling system of two additional reactors that are in separate location but nearby they went down. this problem is again repeating itself. big news of the day there was a building collapse but even more importantly the local utility and the government have decided they have to adopt the last line of defense. they are going to take sea water and pump you what see water and boric acid. they are waving a red flag in
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that. once you pump sea water, it will never be restarted. that is billion dollar plant you can scratch off. you only do that in the most extreme situation so the government and utilities have concluded that. >> heather: just a short time ago, they actually had to stop pumping the sea water because of all the aftershocks occurring in the area. what if they have to stop doing that? >> they get to suspend that because there is warning of another tsunami. it's my understanding they have restarted pumping that, but there is conflicting reporting here. even though they have pumped sea water in, apparently they have not fully covered the fuel rods inside with water. you don't want those fuel water be exposed to air because they can catch fire and the beginning of the meltdown. they are allegedly pumping water in but for whatever reason, they
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can't raise the water to the desired height. this is complicated by the fact that we are getting bad reporting out of the government and utility. unfortunately this is historical what has happened when we had problems with japan. i know the government is under a lot of stress. we are getting khiablg go stories. >> heather: that was one question, i'll skid ahead to that. >> you use the word allegedly. do you think the incidents could be a lot more serious than we're being told. where do we get our information from? >> at the end of the day, we have to get the information from the utility and the government. those are the people on the ground. now, unfortunately the information has been piecemeal, it's late. we all saw the tv photos of building collapsing. it took more than an hour for the government to confirm that it happened. we see reports of a japanese media there are random sample of
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people at a hospital, some of them turned up with some signs of radiation exposure and government has said no one has been exposed. back and forth. the real ken for me is this report, only a report, they are pumping sea water into the reactor but they are still having problems. that would be very bad news. >> heather: a fluid situation. thank you so much. bottom line we have to get the situation under control and keep all those people safe. thank you. >> gregg: japanese officials still trying to assess the disaster that hit their country and come to grips with the shear volume of damage and loss of human life. a live report from the ground straight ahead. >> and charlie sheen now taking the offensive in his fight against warner brothers. finally a $100 million lawsuit. the odds of seeing that money, coming up next.
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>> gregg: charlie sheen time. now looking for a big win against warner brothers. suing the entertainment giant for $100 million in an attempt
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to recoup his salary and wages. could the lawsuit actually work. joining us now, defense attorneys, rachel and tad nelson. rainfall el let me start with you. er day this guy manages to achieve self-humiliation. is there any evidence that he was legitimately and legally terminated for cause? >> there absolutely was. hi, gregg, hi, tad. i don't think all the warlock powers in the world will help him recover in this lawsuit. he is just been acting so crazy. i think most of the american public would agree if you call your boss a contaminated a little maggot a ritard and a turd you will get yourself fired. that is the clean stuff, yes. if you are going to be doing
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this and making them public and admitted criminal activity, banging seven rocks of cocaine. he is setting himself up to be rightfully terminated from his job. it really is sad. >> gregg: of course, it's sad. tad, if you were representing sheen, wouldn't you argue that the studio signed the latest contract knowing full well what they were getting. they got what they bargained for no breach? >> exactly. they got exactly what they bought. this is car crash they have had since 2003. his behavior hasn't changed. they signed off on the drug use. they signed off on the wife beating. they signed off on the felonies. they renegotiated his latest contract while a felony was pending in aspen that he most likely he was going to jail time. this contract is still going to be valid. even if you get a felony on your
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record. they don't care about what he does. all they care about is money. now, all of a sudden, he argues about his boss, he called his boss names. all this stuff is bad stuff. >> gregg: rachel, charlie sheen, i don't think i'm going out on a limb here -- he is such a whack job, he would be the last guy you would ever want to put in front of a jury. so is this lawsuit with the inflated damages, is this really just a pretext for something else? >> i think it was a brilliant move by his attorney. what it was, i think, it was a pro-active rather than reactive approach. on march 7 warner brothers sent the attorney for mr. sheen a letter indicating they were going to be pursuing breach of contract against him in pursuant to the terms of the contract. really all this is simple contract dispute. you have him breaching the contract and recovering damages and they need to arbitrate this.
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it will be in a binding arbitration. i think this is pro-active rather than a reactive approach to set him up for a good settlement. >> gregg: hasn't sheen's attorney cleverly drafted the lawsuit that the breach of contract happened before his offensive rants so arguably none of that is technically relevant and admissible at the time of trial? >> right and that is an issue here because everything he has done after the letter terminating him, he can make an argument that none of it applies here. that is what is important. when mr. smeen got the letter he was prepared to go to work on february 28th. they were going to do production on the next episode on the 28th. they fired him on the this had. the bottom line, he was ready to go. he never did show up. despite all his problems, he continued working, they allowed him to sign off everything he did. they fired him they were mad
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because he was complaining about the boss. >> gregg: one word to describe the entire situation and charlie sheen, that is sad. it's beyond that. the legal aspect of this is just a side show. rachel self, tad nelson, good to see you both. >> heather: search and rescue operations now underway in japan as the nation cope west side the effect of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. now, it may have a nuclear meltdown to worry about. we'll have a live report coming from japan next.
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about how you can move toward relief. celebrex. for a body in motion. >> heather: hello, welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> gregg: topping the news, another crisis in japan, knew fears of a possible nuclear melt down. just hours after a massive explosion rocked one of the country's already damaged power plants. >> heather: parts of new jersey literally under water. days of heavy flooding reaching a new high forcing residents to stay afloat. >> gregg: and the union battle
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in wisconsin far from over, look at these live picture, thousands of protesters taking a new approach in the capital, one day after collective bargaining rights are officially over. >> heather: the crisis in japan, officials telling the international atomic energy agency radioactive levels around a damaged nuke plant are lower. and, an explosion rocked the nuclear plant and there was also damage in the earthquake and the government now evacuating 140,000 people who live nearby the facility. officials say hydrogen mixing with oxygen caused the blast destroying the building's walls but not the metal surrounding the reactor which is significant. adam housely will join us streaming live from japan in a moment. and, we'll take you there. >> gregg: we are being told by the government 170,000 people have been moved from the area. but, they are saying that the
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radiation emanating from the plant appears to have decreased after the blast which produce aid cloud of white smoke we have been showing you that obscured the complex entirely and the danger was grave enough they were actually pumping sea water into the reactor to try to cool the rods there. you don't want them to get too hot. but, as a precaution, they started out handing out iodine pills, potassium iodine and moved 170,000 people from the area. teams are searching for the missing among the hundreds of miles of the japanese coastline, right now. thousands of hungry survivors are huddled and there is little emergency power for them. speaking of power the power of japan's monster quake reaching america's shores. the tsunami battering boats, docked off crescent city, california, one death blamed on the waves, casey steegel is live with the latest in los angeles.
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>> reporter: gregg, the western part of the united states was not immune to the disaster. we are talking about significant damage today, in at least two coastal communities in the golden state. first, way up north, along the oregon border and the other area that we are talking about is south of san francisco. in santa cruz, california, about 70 miles south of the bay area. look at that video. waves crashing into the harbor there. the rolling surge causing boats to collide and rocks to fall upon the shore and docks crumbling, in all emergency officials say 100 vessels were damaged, 20 sunk and there were no reports of injuries in that location. but, the damage expected to be more than $2 million. eye witnesses tell us they have never seen anything like this before. >> boats sinking, boats crunching underneath the bridge, that separates the upper and lower harbor and, i had been on
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my boat and and almost had a sunken boat wedge beneath my boat. >> reporter: 430 miles up the coast, in crescent city, a bystander capturing the heavy surf coming in, an 8 foot wave was experienced in that location and it did damage, to roughly 35 boats, and, also, swept one person out to sea. that person has now been identified as a 25-year-old dustin weber. search and rescue crews believe he was trying to take a picture of the tsunami with his friends but his body has not yet been found and we are also getting reports of severe damage and flooding in parts of hawaii, mainly on the big island. however, thanks to early tsunami warnings, a lot of tourists and people from the beachfront, resorts and hotels were evacuated and moved to higher land. the governor there has declared a disaster. gregg? >> gregg: casey steegel live at
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the scene, actually, excuse me, in our newsroom, thanks very much, casey. >> heather: a massive rescue operation is underway now in japan. crews searching for thousands, still unaccounted for, aftershocks, they continue to shake the country. meanwhile the government in a scramble dealing with a damaged nuclear power plant, at least one. what can the japanese expect next? here now, jonathan leads, a ph.d. professor with the department of geological sciences at the university of north carolina at chapel hill and he has worked briefly in the sendai area in the past. thanks for joining us. >> hello. >> heather: since friday's 8.9 quake, japan has experienced at least, more than 154 aftershocks of a magnitude of 5 or greater. 27, 6 or greater. that is according to the u.s. geological survey and the question is, when will it all stop? >> well, at this time it is hard to say. we expect that aftershocks of these kinds will go on for the next year or so.
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continuing on like this. i expect to have magnitude 6s going on for -- throughout the year. >> heather: is this true? i read somewhere chile recently experienced aftershocks from the 9.5 magnitude earthquake and that happened back in 1960. >> well, no. they are having aftershocks from the recent earthquakes they had last year. those are the aftershocks you are talking about, i assume. >> heather: okay. >> the big earthquakes that occurred in 1960, of course those aftershocks have long since dissipated. >> heather: there is one report that attributes that to that. how strong would an aftershock have to measure to generate another tsunami? is that a realistic concern. >> yes. it is, aftershocks, of course on order of magnitude of 7 or even 6, could conceivably create tsunamis, not all earthquakes produce tsunamis, it depends on
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the location of the earthquake, and the geological situations in that location. >> heather: so, here's another quote, that i heard, great earthquakes seem to beget great earthquakes. do you believe that? and do you expect another earthquake of the same scale to hit somewhere in the region. >> no. i don't know if that is true. the relationship of great earthquakes to other earthquakes is a controversial subject and there is no necessary connection we know of, between these and we do have big earthquakes like this, occasionally, and, you know, this earthquake, magnitude 9 in this location, is kind of dhe earthquake we have, once percent sherry. >> heather: -- per century. >> effect will the earthquake have on the earth. >> okay. this is a -- astronomical
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effect. when we have a very large earthquake of this magnitude, it vibrates the whole earth and the axis of the earth is tweaked slightly and this is a natural phenomenon that occurred, since the earth existed, and, we don't... anticipate that this is a particularly unusual thing. >> heather: could the earthquake have been predicted or was it? where there warning signs? >> i can't hear. >> heather: i was asking, can you hear me now? i think we may have lost professor leads... obviously, he has been a great help to us in the segment, sdodiscounting misnomers that are out there. >> gregg: let's go to the scene of where the disaster occurred and obviously, that is japan and tokyo, adam housely streaming live, north of tokyo. adam? >> reporter: gregg, we are 75
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miles north and east of tokyo in an area where behind me you can see some of the destruction here and the water came through, we can estimate 3 or 4 feet high and you can see the for you of it, cars are stuck in the middle of streets and big rigs to my right have been smashed around here and this is the main marina at this location and, the southern edge of the tsunami, the video we saw roared through down, destroying towns, in some places 30 feet high and the southern edge, 3-4 feet and that loy amount of water did significant damage but out doesn't seem like there is loss of life and seems to be more of an industrial area on the edge of a decent sized city. now it comes as just to our north of us, 70 miles is where the issue with the nuclear plant is taking place. we have heard about the evacuations and a 30 kilometer radius, and we are told 60 kilometers out, is where they are stopping cars on the freeways, on the roadways, if their season still intact and as
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you can see from the video, of the tsunami, as it roared through here, they took out a significant amount of infrastructure, roads, took out brings, took out train tracks, of course the train so important here in this country, so many people use it going north and south and though the trains are now operating somewhat out of tokyo. significant difference, too as you drive from tokyo to where we are located here. tokyo, where you cannot tell a major earthquake took place in much of the area, yet you come up here and you can see the destruction and the homes that have areas of cracks in them and you can see the roadways, actually where they turn you away, because one in particular, was split right done the middle. now, the -- down the middle and the video that came in overnight was the video everyone waited to see, sendai, a city of 1 million people, closest to the epicenter of the massive earthquake and you can see the city was -- suffered significant destruction and one of our locals, told us of some of her friends in different shelters and it is tough to get ahold of each
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other, communication are down and the southern edge of where the tsunami hit, communications are not working well for cell phones and so, that is what they are dealing with now, gregg and we know search and rescue teams are coming in but that situation with the nuclear plant, is really making things difficult, because they are right along the main roadway that goes from tokyo to sendai which would normally be the way, gregg, search and rescue teams and supplies would make their way into the city from tokyo. gregg? >> gregg: adam housely, streaming live north of tokyo, thanks. >> heather: big developments in the libya crisis. the arab league now asking the u.n. security council for help protecting laern civilians from air attacks -- libyan civilians from the air attacks, a move the white house called an important step in putting more pressure on muammar qaddafi and his military. and, libyan forces used the airstrikes to retake the key cities, at least two key santas push forward the front lines of the fighting. leland vittert it streaming live from the rebel-held city of
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benghazi. leland? >> reporter: heather, there are really two ways to look at the conflict. you have the military reality on the ground and the rebels give up mile after mile as muammar qaddafi troops are better trained and equip, pound them with everything from heavy artillery to tanks and you have the psychological battle, the one coming from the air, the rebels don't have anything to shoot down the planes and, having been there today, when the bombs land you do not want to stick around. just went off right next to the check point and away don't know if anybody is injured. unbelievable. this is the second day in a row they've hit the checkpoint and you can see the smoke coming across and everybody now running for cover. and it was just five minutes or so ago, we were down at this checkpoint and moved back here, for safety. we have another air attack out there, earlier muammar qaddafi bombed the town, and you can see where the bomb got dropped. and right out there, the
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anti-aircraft fire are going up and the plan is gone and you can see where it ended up, the bomb, out there, and looks like they missed this time. >> reporter: we are seeing a real change here in how the rebels are acting the past two weeks and when we showed up they seemed almost drunk on bravado and didn't care for help from the u.s., didn't want anything from the international community and now are begging for a no-fly zone as they retreat. a couple of them yelled, where is obama and where is the u.s., and, they have found out tomming a dictator around 41 years might be harder than originally thought. back to you. >> heather: just a little difficult. thank you very much, leland. >> gregg: fox news extreme weather alert. firefighters battling two wildfires in the southwest, right now, but they are catching a break. the wind are dying down, and oklahoma and texas, crews are still working, putting out the
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hot spots and the fires destroying nearly 50 homes and 3,000 acres. will the weather continue to cooperate, though? ina is in the fox news weather center. >> we finally have good news here. we had the conditions that were favorable for wildfires, temperatures are very warm across the state of oklahoma, we saw highs in the upper 70s, between 15 to 20 degrees above normal, winds gusting over 40 mimes, and, that all changed. we had a cold front move through and today we are seeing cooler temperatures casey the state of oklahoma and kansas seeing highs in the 50s and that cold air will slowly move southward and we are going to continue to see these temperatures tumbling a bit, we mentioned winds dying down across the area. that low pressure that brought in the gusty winds, over the great lakes, moving away om tfr the center of the country and we'll get a chance tomorrow to see showers and thunderstorms,
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developing as the area of low pressure brings a lot of moisture over the gulf, we are talking about showers and thunderstorms possible over oklahoma, and developing a little heavier as we head into sunday night and by monday the system will head eastward away from the area that actually needs the rain and towards areas that don't need the rain, so we're looking at mississippi, alabama, areas currently experiencing flooding, river flooding already, and looking at additional rain coming up the start of the work week. gregg. >> gregg: thanks very much. >> heather: days avenof heading rains leading to dramatic flooding and streets and homes underwater in parts of new jersey. especially hard-hit, talking about northern section of the state and, it might in fact get worse, before it gets better. julie bandaras is joining us, live, from new jersey with the latest from there. julie. >> i little town with a lot of problems, i'm at the river and this gentleman walked up,
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pushing debris out of the front yard, completely covered in water and you have your waders on. why are you out here. >> trying to clean up before it dries out. it goes downriver. >> reporter: i notice you have sump pumps working, that are a working for you. >> ken has been here forever and knows how to take care of your house. >> reporter: it is incredible. the homes here, the basements are not flooded. >> his isn't, mine isn't. theirs is. he has good sump pumps. >> reporter: this is the stuff by the way, that is floating by, as we speak, this is the stuff you are kind of trying to rake out of there. and essentially you guys are waiting for the river to crest for the waters to resee and life to get back to normal. >> and clean up and get everything out of the basement and start over. >> reporter: you deal with this every year. >> i love it, my wife is mad at me because i enjoy it and ken will be here fly fishing, soon. >> reporter: a lot of people accuse me, like i'm about to go fly fishing. the passaic river is supposed to crest at 7:00 tonight, two hours
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from now. 6 to 8 inches more is expected, but, flood stage, has exceeded for hours now and five feet above flood stage is what i understand. i have to watch out for manhole covers they've uncovered so i don't take a dive. nevertheless, the worst of the flo flooding is supposed to be over and many of the rivers have crested and is a matter of time before the river stops so people can dry and get their lives back to normal until the flex flood comes in new jersey. i want to run a quick clip of two residents we spoke to, and is incredible, when i ask people, why don't you sell your homes? they love living here despite the messy conditions. >> you watch things float down the street and there goes your memories. they are gone. nothing you can do. >> do you want to sell. >> absolutely not. i would never leave here. i love the neighborhood. great prompt. great neighbors. i wouldn't go anywhere. >> reporter: and, so, here we are in front of another house,
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walking up onto the sidewalk, this is what the sidewalk looks likeser it is a mess but despite the mandatory evacuations set into effect yesterday, a lot of people simply refuse to leave, a lot of people are hanging out on the front stoops watching us do the live reports, upset because that he don't want their home values to go down and is something they say they'll deal with over and over again, regardless of the situation. >> heather: thank you very much, julie bandaras, reporting live. >> gregg: our top story, we're receiving now -- a "fox news alert" -- an associated press urgent bulletin. japan's nuclear safety agency reports an emergency at a second reactor. and this is apparently separate and apart from what we have been talking about, the explosion and the leak allegedly at the fukushima plant and now, apparently, a second nuclear reactor plant, has an issue. an emergency. we don't have any further
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>> heather: a "fox news alert," thousands of protesters surrounding wisconsin's state capitol right now, they say the fight over collective bargaining
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is not over. at least 100,000 people estimated to be here today, even though governor scott walker signed the bill this week. stripping public workers of most of their rights. bargaining rights, collective bargaining rights, specifically. protesters say they'll refocus their efforts, to a recall as republicans who passed it, we have reaction from both sides of the issue, coming up. ♪ >> gregg: we're hearing for the very first time the audio tapes capturing the chaos in the moments after an assassin's bullet almost claimed the life of president ronald reagan, the secret service releasing the radio transmission of agents communicating with their commanders. and president ronald reagan middle easte emerging at speech, and 6 shots rang out and three people are hurt and secret service agents shoving the president into his limo and it lunches out of the
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driveway and the president seems to be okay. and here's the initial conversation between agents, riding in the follow-up car, rawhide is the president's code name, crown is the white house: >> shots fired... shots fired... >> gregg: they are heading to the white house and inside the limousine the president is not okay. his condition is worsening, there is blood on his lips, agents are noticing and his face
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is suddenly ashen and is struggling to breathe and they change course: >> gregg: the stricken president arrives at the hospital, moments later rainbow, the code name for nancy reagan is on her way and with in minutes they stabilize his blood pressure and rush him into surgery, to remove the bullet lodged in his lung which narrowly missed his heart. he lost almost half his blood and a doctor described him as on
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the brink and agent jerry parr's crucial decision almost saved his life, and now 30 years hence we hear the tape of that decision for the first time. >> heather: the battle in wisconsin is far from over, though governor scott walker signed the controversial union bill, a massive demonstration going on now at the capitol. we'll talk with both sides to find out what is next. network. a living, breathing intelligence that is helping business rethink how to do business. ♪ in here, inventory can be taught to learn... so products get routed to where they're needed mo. ♪ in here, machines have a voice... so they can tell headquarters when they need refilling. ♪
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gregg: getting word japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor. now there you see the fukushima reactor, power plant, apparently, it is in the same complex as that one, but a different building involving a different reactor, remember, at any given nuclear plant, there are several different reactors, and reactor buildings.
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so, apparently, in addition to the cooling system malfunction, at unit 3, of the fukushima, they are experiencing some other emergency at a different unit. and we will continue to follow what is happening in japan. >> heather: president obama promising japan whatever assistance is needed. u.s. search and rescue teams are heading there now to help the japanese with the thousands of people still missing. this in addition to the american forces already stationed in the country. molly henneberg is live for us in washington, with the latest on the effort. molly? >> reporter: at this point, sending u.s. mill -- 7 u.s. military ships are headed to the renal including the uss ronald reagan, which has airlift capabilities and a hospital on board and the president had a briefing by the homeland security advisor john brennan in the oval office this morning on
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the situation in japan. the u.s. has 38,000 troops already stationed in japan. the defense department has put out this video of marines preparing to leave their home base on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel and other assets and robert gates says the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan on the way now and an amphibious ship, the uss essex and, we have troops from around the region, okinawa and so on and the ships can be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> reporter: the u.s. agency for international development, u.s.-aid has deployed two urban search and rescue teams to japan at the request of the japanese government and one team left from fairfax, virginia today and joined the rest of the group in
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los angeles and they'll head over to japan, in total 150 people and 12 dogs will arrive tomorrow to search for people trapped in the rubble. as far as american citizens in japan, military and civilian, so u.s. government, so far has no reports of serious injuries or death. heather. >> heather: thanks, very much, molly. we appreciate it. ♪ >> gregg: a massive pro labor rally going on right now, outside of the wisconsin state capital, thousands of folks voicing their anger after governor scott walker signed a bill stripping public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights. so, what is next for both sides? let's bring in democratic wisconsin state senator jim halpern who joins us on the telephone, the bill has been signed into law. what do you think today's protest accomplishes? senator, can you hear me? ... well, apparently he have
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lost our -- senator, are you there? we apologize to our viewers, we had him on the line, the senator, we hope to get him back on the line in a few minutes. >> heather: in an effort to be fair and balanced we were going to talk about the other side of the issue and let's go to him, first, republican state senator, in wisconsin, alberta darling, who joins us. are you there, senator. >> yes. i am. >> heather: thanks for joining us. -- >> thank you. >> heather: first of all, your response to the protests going on there today in wisconsin. >> well, the bill has been passed, and the governor has signed it and the question, is, who is in charge of wisconsin? it is all about money. we are trying to be a very active voice for our taxpayers and balance our budget without raising taxes or fees, and, the other side seems to be more interested in the money that might be at stake, if unions are
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no longer to automatically deduct money from teachers and other public employee paychecks. and so, it seems a question of who is in control. because, we have not been able to conduct business in the state senate for the last three weeks. because our colleagues have left. i give them the benefit they really care about the bill and care about the issues at hand but they left the state and for all intents and purposes, shut down our government. and, operations. and, that is really very troubling to many people, around the state and the country. and, i hope that people will look at what is in the budget, because, our budget, our bill, says that our workers, our government workers, will have more rights and privileges than federal government workers. fdr said it would not be possible for government workers to be on the -- to be able to negotiate for wages and benefits and he said it was against the public good and the public interest and the public workers
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should be government servers. and, be public servants and this is the issue at hand. and, we also put provision into protect workers' benefits through civil service protections. so that there will be merit hiring and due process for firing and grievances and, discipline and safety. bull those provisions are in our civil service statutes and we passed those over to be able to to be available for our local government workers so their protections will be there as well. so the issue is about money, who is in charge? this taxpayer, who in the last election said we have to get control of spending and we have to balance our budgets, without raising taxes, and that is what governor walker and we are doing. and so the demonstrations are really saying we are not going to value the opinion of those elected officials, who pro veiled in the last election, and, there are consequences for elections and it is a concern we
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have been shut down and it is about money and also, about who is in control, is it the union leaders or is it the people who put us there, from the last election. >> heather: senator darling you have upwards of 100,000 people at the capitol today. converging there. a sign of solidarity opposing what you did. why the focus on the collective bargaining, specifically? you know, really, is that just affecting the majority of teachers there in your state? and, really, how much are you saving from that? why the focus on that? >> well, it is -- it affects the property tax tremendously and our government dollars, because, our labor costs are 50% of our state operations and at the local level can be 60 to 80% of our taxpayers' bills and we can't go on like this anymore and it is not anti-labor, at all. we respect our public government
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workers, we respect our teachers but this issue is, we can no longer afford to spend as much as we are, on wages and benefits, and so we are enabling local people to make decisions outside of the collective bargaining except for wages. >> heather: i have to -- i have to wrap you up quickly but i wanted to touch on, before we wrap up, what will happen, if anything, to those democratic senators who fled the state? there was talk of possibly an arrest happening. some of our twitter followers wanted to know, will anything happen to those democratic senators when they return? >> we do not want arrests. we want our colleagues to come back to the senate, for -- and to vote. up or down, on the legislation they are responsible to vote on. we didn't leave -- when we had to take tough votes in the minority and we hope they will come back and we don't want to see, rests and warrants issued. we want them to come back and do
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their job. >> heather: thank you. >> gregg: let's bring in senator hol p holperin. you heard what the senator said. what do you say. >> the workers in wisconsin conceded to the requests made of them by governor walker and he said in order to balance our budget this year and reduce or deficit, going forward, he needed public employees to pay more towards their pensions, and more towards their health insurance. and they conceded to these demands and therefore, meeting the fiscal requirements that they needed to meet. yet the governor went further and he said, okay. i have the money i need to be balance the budget but i'll take your rights away now and signed the bill to do that and we think it was wrong and unnecessary and had nothing to do with balancing the budget. >> gregg: but they have the power to do that, clearly and
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isn't that what democracy is about, an election was held four months ago and voters decided to dispose of the democratic majority, both of the chambers and elect a republican governor, and they in turn chose this particular course and passed this law, and, you know, if voters don't like the results they can go to the ballot box in less than two years and change it. you would agree that that is how democracy works. >> caller: exactly and that is why, the bill was passed, stripping public workers of their rights. but that makes public workers in wisconsin angry along with much of the rest of the citizenry and is a divisive issue and that is why 100,000 protesters were at the capitol today. >> gregg: you keep saying rights, stripping them of their rights. those rights are not ingrained, not constitutional in any regard. these were certain privileges, really, that were granted to those particular workers, and, now, given the budget deficit, $3.6 billion, those privileges are being modified. isn't that what is going on?
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>> caller: no. you are absolutely wrong. those are rights, and they are statutory rights that were passed into wisconsin law, back in 19 -- in the 1940s. >> gregg: a new statute replaces them and, rights can be given and rights can be taken away. >> exactly and that is what happened and i'm not disputing the bill passed afternond right taken away but people are upset and -- >> gregg: you had a chance to compromise and the governor was willing to make concessions in the end and you got nothing. you -- do you regret having in the negotiated a concession or compromise. >> negotiations got started, they were in my opinion, never very serious and i wished that a compromise could have been reached and one was not and, the senate's sudden action on the bill, stripped employees of their rights, statutory rights they've had for over five decades. >> gregg: some of your
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democratic colleagues have been vocal, complaining about the maneuver that republicans used to pass this bill, into law. but, isn't it rather hypocritical to complain about a voting procedure since you and your fellow democrats fled the state to avoid a vote? >> caller: well, republicans complained about that and we complained about their procedural antics and there is enough blame to go around, and the fact of the matter is, rights, longstanding rights were stripped from workers and many people in wisconsin are upset about that. >> gregg: are you upset about the petitions drive to have you removed from office, i looked it up, it is called "recall jim". >> caller: every senator in wisconsin, both parties, eligible to be recalled, has had a petition started to recall him or her and recalls will be the name of the game for the next 3-4 months and we'll see what happens, i, as always and as every politician must will abide by the judgment of the voters.
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>> gregg: and you are back in wisconsin, right. >> caller: oh, yes. >> gregg: senator, thanks for being with us. >> caller: you bet. >> heather: the shocking images from japan, the world witnessing the tragic events not just on tv but on-line, peter doocy is searching the web for the latest information on the earthquake and tsunami. next. everyone has someone to go heart healthy for. who's your someone? campbell's healthy request can help. low cholesterol, zero grams trans fat, and a healthy level of sodium.
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from twit-pick user jared, and he moved to tokyo this month and says people are lining up, blocks to get water here from a winning pool and, another user says, that is a whole car, up ended blocking the entrance to a big building to appears to have the first floor windows blown out and a parking lot full of twisted metal and debris and, and there is a japan earthquake sector, covering 66,000 records and, and you type a name and enter details, good or bad and appears a lot of people now are looking for anything, and, tens of thousands of facebook users, logged into their accounts to show their support, with groups like, we love you, japan, and, japan, earthquake animal rescue and support which is asking facebook friends from all over the world for any information
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how to help animals that are in crisis because of the earthquake. and elsewhere on twitter, users are telling their followers to pray for japan, and many others, are trying to encourage donations to the red cross and we hardly scratched the surface. of the social networks, so if you want to see more log in yourself. in washington, peter doocy, fox news. >> heather: thank you, peter doocy. >> gregg: got the munchies? snacking may not be as bad as you think, why nutritionists say it could help you stay fit. steak around! -- stick around. good night, stuffy. >> ( yawning ) >> good night, outdated. >> ( click ) >> good night, old luxury and all of your wares. good night, bygones everywhere. >> ( eine revs ) >> good morning, illumination. good morning, innovation. good morning, unequaled inspiration.
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>> heather: hungry? grab a snack, according to "men's journal" as long as it is healthy you can munch away twice a day. health senior editor joins us from "men's journal." glad to have you welcome. >> thanks. >> gregg: your tip number one is snack more and eat less at main meals. >> it seems counterintuitive, you are trying to lose weighty shouldn't add the extra calories and conversely, if you go without eating from lunch at noon and dinner at 6:00 you will be ravenous and plow through a whole thing of lasagna. >> gregg: and binge, right. >> snacking and eating regularly, small amounts of food at regular intervals, curbs
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overeating. >> gregg: the better the snack, the shorter the ingredient list, right. >> the more ingredients it has, the more likely it will have processed sugared and fats. >> gregg: do you have an example. >> this bar is a great brand, every one contains nine or fewer ingredients and peanut butter cookie, peanuts, dates and salt and it tastes great. >> gregg: and explain this. don't be fooled by fancy sugars. >> people think if it has agave, or nectar, it is better for you, but that is not true, sugar is sugar, regardless of the source and, the only time to have a snack with sugar is if you are about to workout and, the not just a brief little bit, and then i would recommend, having a cliff bar which has sugars as the first ingredient. but, again you need that energy
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to -- >> gregg: tip number 4, get to know your sodium numbers. >> americans eat way too much salt and the government has new guidelines, and, 2300 milligrams, and, that means, no matter your snack, you are eating you need to keep it at 250 milligrams. >> gregg: now, tip number 5, target snacks high in protein and fiber. are these high -- >> greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt. i love it and eat it all the time with berries -- >> gregg: is it good. >> creamy and rich and better than plain and it is better for you and, if you go for crackers look for whole grain crackers with fiber in them and these have two grams per serve visiting and you'll eat more than one serving. >> gregg: go lean crunch. >> my in protein and fiber and a double whammy, both protein and
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